A day off from school meant more time on the lake searching for fish for the Andover High School Muskie Club. The group took to Forest Lake Oct. 17 in search of big fish and the team of sophomores Aaron Peterson and Michael Selseth reeled in a 46-inch muskie.
Now that we have survived the boring, warm weather of September we move into the best period of the fall for bow hunting for whitetail deer.
There is a lot going on right now including plenty of decent hunting to be had along with some really good fishing opportunities.
Duck hunters in general are an odd lot. Where else can you find a comparison to someone who enjoys sitting outside in a swamp when the temperature is hovering below freezing or the sleet and snow are blowing sideways at hurricane force speeds.
Every fall in Minnesota is seems the duck situation changes according to weather conditions, rain amounts and air temperatures. Heading into the early season here in central Minnesota, Mother Nature has thrown us some curves and the modern waterfowler needs to adapt accordingly. Here are some insights into our early season and some of my budding strategies.
The news for Minnesota bird hunters isn’t all that rosy, not with drumming counts for grouse being down and pheasants taking a big hit.
Here in central Minnesota we have a small window of opportunity to chase the Mourning Dove and this window seems to last about six weeks every fall.
Late summer is a great time for getting after some super-sized panfish with slab sided crappies topping the list.